UK Postal Services

#1 - Royal Mail

Royal Mail Group plc is a British postal service and courier company, originally established in 1516 as a department of the English government. The company's subsidiary Royal Mail Group Limited operates the brands Royal Mail (letters) and Parcelforce Worldwide (parcels).  

The company provides mail collection and delivery services throughout the UK. Letters and parcels are deposited in a post or parcel boxes or are collected in bulk from businesses, this is then transported to Royal Mail sorting offices. Royal Mail owns and maintains the UK's distinctive red pillar boxes, first introduced in 1852, many of which bear the initials of the reigning monarch. Deliveries are made at least once every day except Sundays and bank holidays at uniform charges for all UK destinations. Royal Mail generally aims to make first class deliveries the next business day throughout the nation.

Area served:  United Kingdom, worldwide
Employees:   162,000 (2019)
Founded:   1516; 504 years ago
Headquarters:   100 Victoria Embankment London EC4Y 0HQ